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Dental Hygienists Among Fastest Growing Allied Health Occupations

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


TAMPA, Fla., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even during the recession and slow economic recovery, many occupations within allied health expanded, providing income for thousands at a time when other industries contracted.

That growth is expected to continue this decade, according to federal government projections, a fact highlighted in a new infographic from U.S. News University Directory entitled "Allied Health: Anatomy of a Growing Industry." The infographic provides a powerful reference guide to projected job growth and current salaries for many allied health careers, all based on the most recent information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Among the facts: Allied health, which includes all healthcare workers other than doctors, nurses and dentists, employs an estimated 60% of all healthcare workers, or about 6 million people. These occupations make up an amazing 42% of all the occupations nationwide that the BLS expects to grow 29% or more by 2020.

Among the fastest-growing allied health occupations are those held by pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, home health aides, dental hygienists and diagnostic medical sonographers. The infographic is designed to help those interested in these and other fields narrow down their career choices.

"Allied health continues to be a strong sector in the job market and an attractive choice for those looking to enter the healthcare industry," said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "We are excited to provide a fun, useful guide to some of the fastest-growing allied health professions."

The infographic, currently posted on U.S. News University Directory, is available for sharing on other sites.

U.S. News University Directory has extensive information on allied health careers and provides potential students the opportunity to receive information from universities and colleges that provide allied health degrees and certificates.

Source: PR Newswire

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